The SPR Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors announces that the Jack Haller Award for Excellence in Pediatric Radiology Education has been renamed. As of 2019, the award is deemed:
The Jack O. Haller-Thomas L. Slovis Award for Excellence in Pediatric Radiology Education
As background, in 2004 Jack Haller passed away and his friend Tom Slovis asked the SPR Foundation Board of Directors to establish an award in Jack’s memory to recognize excellence in pediatric radiology education. The Foundation Board approved the request and Tom seeded the fund with the inaugural donation of $10,000. Tom continued to support the Haller fund in subsequent years.
We hope you agree that it is fitting that the award that celebrates excellence in pediatric radiology education, also through this renaming, now also celebrates the lasting impact of friendship and goodwill.
The first recipient of the The Jack O. Haller-Thomas L. Slovis Award for Excellence in Pediatric Radiology Education award is Mahesh Thapa, MD, Seattle Children's Hospital.
Dr. Thapa was nominated by his colleagues and trainees, past and present:
Ronald A. Cohen M.D. FAAP, Medical Director, Dept. of Diagnostic Imaging, Children's Hospital Oakland
Randy Otto, MD, Director, Dept. of Pediatric Radiology, Seattle Children's Hospital
Taylor Chung, MD, SPR President
Elliot Rinzler, MD, Pediatric Radiology Fellow
Jason Wright, MD, Former Fellow
Teresa Chapman, MD, Former Fellow